Bill Magnuson

Co-Founder and CEO, Braze

Bill Magnuson Cofounder & CEO at Braze Bill Magnuson is the cofounder and CEO of Braze (formerly Appboy), customer engagement platform that delivers messaging experiences across push, email, in-app, and more . Braze powers cross-channel marketing for the world's largest enterprise and digital-first brands in dozens of countries on six continents. Braze seamlessly gathers and manages actionable customer data, allowing brands to reach their audience with targeted, personalized messaging experiences. Bill is continuously looking for ways to humanize the relationships between brands and customers to create stronger, more sustainable, and valuable relationships utilizing technology. Bill’s professional background in mobile began at Google working on App Inventor for Android. There he helped universities unlock new opportunities in education by simplifying the complicated app development process. He later joined Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. In 2011, he and fellow Braze cofounder Jon Hyman won the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, cementing a relationship that would lead to Appboy's creation later that summer. Bill was recently recognized by Inc.’s “ 30 Under 30 Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs ” for 2017. Bill holds a B.S. and Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from MIT.

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